blog header image

Posted : 25 Jan 2021 at 10:27:42
Category: News

Share this article

The Construction Skills Certification Scheme (CSCS) has announced the launch of virtual CSCS cards and a new app.

Virtual cards are the same as traditional plastic ones but stored within the My CSCS app on a Smartphone or Tablet rather than in a construction worker’s wallet or pocket.

Virtual cards benefit the card holder and their employer by providing both with instant access to the individual’s training and qualification records without needing to carry a physical card on site.

Alan O’Neile, Head of Communications at CSCS said: “This is a game changer for CSCS cards.

“The technology will improve safety and efficiency on construction sites by making it easier for the employer to check that workers hold the appropriate qualifications and training for the job they do on site.”

The virtual card is generated automatically and can be downloaded to the My CSCS app as soon as a CSCS card application is approved and payment is taken.

The virtual card can then be used immediately on site before the traditional plastic card has arrived in the post.

Working alongside the virtual card is the My CSCS app which is available on Android and Apple devices and is free to download and use.

O’Neile added: “As well as storing the virtual card the app has many other benefits. Card holders can view the status of their applications, manage their personal details and get in touch with our Customer Service team via the app.”

The My CSCS app is available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, providing card holders with access to the information they need when they need it.

Original Source

https://www.constructionenquirer.com/2021/01/25/cscs-skills-cards-go-virtual/ 

SIMILAR NEWS

blog header image
NEWS
CONSTRUCTION CONTRACT AWARDS DROP BY 12% IN JANUARY

The value of construction contract awards decreased by 12% in January to £4.3bn, 10% lower than the monthly average in 2020 When compared to December, construction contract awards in Januar ...

blog header image
NEWS
UBER HAS LOST IN THE SUPREME COURT. HERE’S WHAT HAPPENS NEXT

Uber has lost a landmark case in the Supreme Court and must now classify drivers on its platform as workers. The ruling entitles Uber drivers to minimum wage and holiday pay, protections they were una ...

blog header image
NEWS
REVERSE VAT IS FAST APPROACHING

VAT registered construction businesses are advised to be aware of the reverse charge measure that is to be implemented from 1 March 2021. Letters were distributed to every VAT registered construction ...

blog header image
NEWS
HOW CONSTRUCTION CAN FIX ITS IMAGE POST-PANDEMIC

The new year is barely under way, yet it has already brought with it momentous change – new vaccines for COVID, being delivered at phenomenal pace; a potentially balanced political backdrop with ...

blog header image
NEWS
CIVILS CONTRACTORS “RECRUITING FOR RECOVERY”

Rising workloads mean civils contractors are now “recruiting for recovery.” The latest Civil Engineering Contractors Association’s quarterly workload trends survey shows that after ...

blog header image
NEWS
THE UK CONSTRUCTION ACTIVITY CONTRACTS FOR FIRST TIME IN SEVEN MONTHS 

Construction output shrank in January, signalling the first reduction in activity in seven months. According to the latest CIPS/IHS Markit PMI data, there was a marginal decline in UK construction ...

business-directory Business Directory
smartbusinessdirectory Payroll Services Business Directory
truebusinessdirectory payroll-services Directory
payroll-services Directory